The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking a highly motivated doctoral student to conduct research on a funded project on “Economic Impacts of Transit Investments, Social Challenges, and Strategies for Sustaining High Ridership” to be funded by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The project is co-lead by Distinguished Professor Jean-Claude Thill at UNC Charlotte and Professor Eleni Bardaka, North Carolina State University. Project is scheduled to start August 15, 2019.
The student will be enrolled in one of UNC Charlotte’s doctoral programs in Geography, Infrastructure and Environmental Systems (INES), and Public Policy, under the supervision of Dr. Thill. Further information on these programs can be found at the following URLs: https://geoearth.uncc.edu/graduate-programs/phd-geography, https://ines.uncc.edu/, https://publicpolicy.uncc.edu/. Applicants must hold a masters degree to be admitted to these programs. Applicants must have a background in transportation analysis, urban science, and data analytics. They must demonstrate excellence in written and oral communication, and working knowledge of GIS, spatial statistics, database management, and programming.
Further inquiries can be directed by email to Dr. Thill @ Jean-Caude.Thill@uncc.edu. Expressions of interest can be sent by email to Dr. Thill in the form of a single PDF consisting of a statement of purpose (why do you want to work on this project, your research interests, and long-term career goals), a resume, unofficial copy of transcripts and GRE scores, as well as a 3-minute video articulating the applicant’s interest in pursue a doctorate involving research toward a dissertation on a topic aligned with the core theme of the project. Please submit your materials at your earliest convenience; submissions received by March 21 will be given full consideration.